$129 LCD monitor

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  1. 8thMan macrumors regular

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  2. JHipp macrumors member

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    Wow, it looks good to me, but I don't know much about LCD monitors.

    That's a great deal.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Great deal, i'd hit it up if i needed a basic monitor to hook upto a mac mini or older Powermac G3/G4...

    SHadow
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    VGA only, no DVI connection -- results will be substandard from a Mini.
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I've seen a lot of LCDs running off mini's through VGA and they're pretty good...I would think only higher (like a 20" widescreen) resolutions would be affected that much...he should be fine running 1280x1024 or 1024x768 through VGA.
     
  7. kahos macrumors member

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    The specs look pretty good to me, sounds like a great deal for the price.

    My only concern would be the manufacturer's coverage for burnt pixel. I went on the x2gen website website but couldnt find any details.

    For example, viewsonic will replace your screen even if it only has 1 burnt pixel while KDS wont replace it unless it has 7.

    Just so you know what to expect from them is something goes wrong.
     
  8. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Warranty

    Go here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=50010035&Manufactory=10035) to see the warranty policy: "Replacement or Refund for 8 or more dead pixels only"
     
  9. kahos macrumors member

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  10. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've seen mixed reviews on other X2gen monitors. I get the impression that this is another example of a product big on features but at the expense of quality. Caveat emptor I guess -- a good gamble as a second monitor?:confused:
     

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